I’m going to do a little belated rundown of what I feel were the best of the comics released last year that I’ve read, that everyone should be taking a look at. Hit the button to find out my entirely correct opinions.
Oh my God look at the face the Lizard is making.
There’s a lot going on in this promo for the new year of Spider-Man, which has been declared by Marvel as being a big Spidey year. Right off the bat the promo would seem to indicate that things might be changing in terms of what happened in One More Day, a Spider-Man story hated more than the entirety of the Clone Saga. Judging by the fact that the image came out in increments, set up as sections of a puzzle, I’d like to think that the puzzle pieces are Spider-Man’s memories being reformed. However, I’d say Mary Jane in a wedding dress is a red herring. And she’s wearing white? Really? She’s not fooling anyone.
The solicits are in, and in March we’re going to be seeing FIVE separate Deadpool comics released. Five of them. That’s… that’s just… wow. I don’t really have the power to sum up what that means. Beyond that, we’re being given a glimpse of what is to come, which is the Deadpool Corps. Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, the head of Zombie Deadpool, Kidpool, and an as-of-yet unnamed dog with a Deadpool costume (Dogpool, perhaps. Maybe Deadpup.) Yikes.
There’s a brand new event in town, and it doesn’t seem to have a single secret invader or civil warrior in sight. Recently it was announced that Marvel’s Dark Reign would come to a conclusion with the beginning of Siege, a four issue miniseries that would appear to feature the return of the Avengers’ Holy Trinity of Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Seemingly this series will deal with the heroes of the Marvel Universe finally stepping up and taking it to Norman Osborn, who has taken his evil administration a bit too far.
So, I once again feel the need to say that I don’t know much about comics. Even with the little I do know about comics in general, I know even less about popular long running super-hero comics like those from Marvel and DC. Hopefully over time with me reading them and writing about them more often I’ll turn myself into an expert. For now these are reviews from the perspective of someone trying to get into comics. If you’re looking to find out what’s good to read for someone who hasn’t been following comics long and what will confuse a new comic fan, than my reviews will be just what you’re looking for.